Showing posts with label look of the week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label look of the week. Show all posts

Look of the week: Accents of Blush

As you know, blush pinks are having a moment in interiors right now and I have to say it is a look that I absolutely love. I do think it’s a hard colour to get right – anything too sugary and you won’t get that Scandinavian, directional look but something more like my bedroom circa 1996.

What you want (or at least what I think you want if you are pursuing the pink en vogue right now) is a pink which sits somewhere between salmon and beige. Although that description probably doesn’t sell it to its best advantage, the colour is somewhat of a neutral and yet, treated properly, can look so glorious.

This lifestyle shot from Camerich, a gorgeous furniture retailer, sums it up perfectly. The pared back, minimalist furniture, black accents and striking wall art are totally brought to life by the pink accents. That chair might literally be the perfect pink colour. Scroll down for some items on the high street to help create this look at home…





  1. Faux potted money plant, £95 – Cox and Cox
  2. The ‘Jane’ coffee table from Camerich, £823
  3. Cactus art prints from Art.com from £9.99
  4. The ‘Noble’ armchair from Camerich, £730
  5. The ‘Pebble’ from Camerich, £423
  6. Standing lamp in grey from John Lewis, £180 


There is currently 10% off at Camerich too so if you love this pink chair as much as I do then perhaps a little treat to yourself is in order? It ends on the 18th September so you still have time to talk yourself into it ;-)

What do you think? Have you started to introduce a touch of Pink to your home? Check out my Pink Pinterest board from some amazing interiors too

H x

 

This post was done in collaboration with Camerich but as always, all views and opinions are very much my own.

Look of the Week: Styling a teal sofa

Today’s Look of the Week is inspired by a new retailer I have just discovered which makes me want to buy about 10 new sofas and armchairs (ahem, not exactly practical in a pokey London terrace). They are The Lounge Company and create lovely pieces in a ridiculous selection of fabrics, colours shapes and sizes. Basically, if like me, you have a very clear idea of what you want in a sofa but haven’t found it yet, chances are these guys have something for you. Each of the 24 piece range is handmade in Britain so you know the quality is right up there.

As you know, I have been a slight colourphobe in the past (I blame those monochrome Scandinavian schemes which dominate my Pinterest feed) but I have been trying really hard to branch out. The Summer helps and my visit to Mexico recently completely inspired me (more about that here) so I am trying to inject some more colour at home and in my wardrobe (we’ll ignore the fact I’m wearing black and grey as I type).

Therefore, this week’s Look is all about adding a pop of colour at home. As much as I love my grey sofas, I do occasionally wish I had gone for a bright colour to add a bit of drama to the room. I had thought that choosing a coloured sofa would lock me into a scheme which wouldn’t be easily changed (sofas are an investment after all and last years). But the jewel coloured options out there are fresh and modern whilst also kinda traditional, and the fun really stars when you experiment with accent colours. Accent colours are where it is at and mean that you can switch up your scheme easily and relatively cheaply whilst your beautiful sofa sits proud. I hate wanky design terms but maybe jewel-coloured sofas could actually be a ‘new-neutral’.


This Poppy sofa is one of my favourites from The Lounge Company’s collection comes in the most amazing teal colour as shown here. The pink and lime accents work perfectly but here are a few of styling options which I had a play around with which could also work…






Clockwise from top right...

Scheme 1:

Scheme 2:
Throw – Ferm Living
Drinks cabinet – Swoon Editions
Lighting – Etsy
Cushion – Orla Keily

Scheme 3:
Sheepskin – Ikea
Lamp – Holly’s House
Brass magazine rack – John Lewis
Cushions – H&M Home

Scheme 4:
Lamp – Ikea
Rug – Ikea
Wallpaper – House of Hackney
Cushion – H&M Home
Yucca – Homebase
Mirrors – La Redoute 


What do you think? Any favourites? I love playing around with moodboards like this, especially ahead of a big purchase like a sofa. At The Lounge Company’s website there are loads of interactive tools to help you make a decision and there are also 21 stores across the country – it’s always good to have a jump and lounge moment on a sofa in real life if you can, but then you can buy online easily and with no fuss. Best of both worlds!


Hx






This post was done in collaboration with The Lounge Company but as always, all views and opinions are my own.

Look of the week - Traveller Chic

Today's Look of the Week is all about the traveller / world vibe. It's a style I absolutely love as it's about being eclectic, and filling your home with treasures collected over years of adventures.

Of course you don't have to have a world tour under your belt to achieve it in your own home, the look can be easily cheated using treasures from the high street instead. Here is a room which sparked my inspiration and I think totally embodies the trend. Keep scrolling to check out ideas on how you can recreate a similar look...

Image sourced on Apartment Therapy

Its difficult to exactly explain why a mish mash of colours, pattern and styles work in this situation, but I think the key is to keep the basics clean; soothing white walls and natural fabrics help do  this. Also, the use of one accent colour, in this instance red, helps to keep things feeling unified. The black and white pops make the scheme feel that touch modern too.




  1. Ikat cushion, £15 at John Lewis
  2. Plaid pillow, £12 at Habitat
  3. Koi carp wall hanging, £25 at V&A Shop
  4. Concrete planter, £30 at Etsy
  5. Kilim rug, £25 at Urban Outfitters
  6. Hanging chair, £570 at Notonthehighstreet
  7. Side table, £109 at Swoon Editions
  8. Linen cushion with red stripe, £19.99 at Zara Home
  9. Cheap RX
What do you think? I am thinking about bring this style into my home more. Perhaps starting with the spare room... that hanging chair needs a home somewhere in my life for sure.

H x

Look of the Week

Good morning all! To kick off this bright, sunny day I wanted to share a Look of the Week from one of my favorite retailers, Loaf.com.

They have just added some delicious new sofas to their range and as always, their styling and photography is spot on when it comes to creating that fresh, bright and breezy look which is the perfect balance of Scandinavian simplicity and English cosy.



Although all of the sofas are delightful in their own way, this Happy sofa is Mermaid velvet is my favourite and the basis of today's treatment. Here are my tips on how to create this whole look on the high street at home...




  1. Small porcelain bowl with gold inside, £4.99 - H&M Home 
  2. Designers Guild Varese Emerald Cushion, £45 - Heal's 
  3. Heart of House Lille Large Glass Droplet Chandelier, £39.99 - Homebase
  4. Checked denim rug, £99.99 - Zara Home
  5. Cheap RX
  6. Linen Twill Slipper, £9.95 - Muji
  7. Conran Aiken side table, £229 - Marks & Spencer
And of course in center stage the gorgeous Happy sofa from Loaf.com

H x 

Look of the Week

Good morning! Can you believe its May!? Really struggling to come to terms with how quickly this year is going, but a fast track into Summer can't be too much to complain about. Therefore today I have picked a bright and colourful room which caught my eye on Pinterest this morning which I wanted to share with you.

As you know, I am a fairly colour-phobic person when it comes to interiors but I am trying to get better as a room like this couldn't fail to cheer you up on a gloomy day, or after a particularly manic day in the office. Its so eclectic and fun whilst still being super chic. The white walls and floor help keep the look grounded, but the post cards and black and white photos, along with the quirky accessories and embroidered cushion give a worldy, traveler vibe. It's just fab.



Here are some products on the high-street which would help create this room at home...





  1. Pineapple lamp stand, £428 from House of Hackney (pricey but awesome)
  2. Limited edition prints from UAL for the V&A's Alexander McQueen exhibition (I have the first one already!), £20 each from teh V&A shop
  3. Lille sofa, £499 from Swoon Editions 
  4. Cushions both £49 from Toast
  5. Hand embroidered Mexican floor cushion, £95 from Loaf
  6. Sheepskin pouf, £266 from Amara
  7. Textured cotton throw, £60 from Habitat
  8. Wool rug, £99.99 from Zara Home
  9. Cheap RX
What do you think? Anything catching your eye?

For more bright coloured and eclectic schemes have a look at this one about House of Hackney's range of wallpapers or this bright and colourful scheme with a minimal twist.

H x

Look of the Week

Happy Friday all! This Friday is not just any other Friday... not only is there an sonar eclipse this morning, but it is also my birthday (that must mean something cosmically surely - good omen do we think?) so I think we will celebrate with a Look of the Week.

Today I am enjoying a lazy morning in bed so it only seems right that I should feature a bedroom as today's pick. So here it is, followed by some ideas on how to create the look yourself from around the high street... enjoy!


Some things I love about this room include the gorgeous ethnic style cushions, the exposed brickwork and the amazing bobble throw, not to mention the white floorboards and natural wood - its a combination which never fails to make me swoon. After a scour of some of my favourite home ware retailers, here are my picks...



1. Bobble throw, £69 - Marks and Spencer
2, Wire lamp, £40 - Habitat
3, 4, 5, Cushions from £40 - House of Rym
6, Ladder rail, £90 - Garden Trading 
7. Rug, £30 - Urban Outfitters
8. Rope bench, £79.99 - Zara Home

Any favourites?

Have a fab weekend all!

H x

Look of the Week

Good morning all! Hope you are well and keeping warm... I don't know about you but I am itching for Spring. I have already spotted some blossoms and the opened toed shoes in the shops are incredibly tempting.

So this morning I wanted to share a lovely light, bright, Spring-like room to get you in the mood too...


There are so many things I love about this room from the incredible giant windows to the sumptuously styled bed and mid-century inspired furniture. A word must also be said for those stunning floorboards. I usually prefer the white-washed look when it comes to painted flooring, where you can still see some of the grain underneath, but this high-gloss finish looks incredible. It really bounces the light around the room and feels so fresh and clean.

As ever, I have had a scour of the high-street and these are my top picks for recreating this room at home:



  1. Cotton pillowcase in light grey, £2.99 - H&M
  2. Glass pendent shade, £35 - Made.com
  3. Natural woven rug, £65 - Ikea
  4. Artificial plant, £5 - Ikea
  5. ZigZag storage basket, £29.99 - Zara Home
  6. Cheap RX
  7. Wooden bedside cabinet, £285 - Oliver Bonas

What do you think? Any favourites in this room?

H x

Look of the Week

Happy Monday everyone! It may be Blue Monday, the most depressing year of the day, today but I am feeling pretty cheerful and not at all as gloomy as I usually do in January - perhaps because I have lots of things to look forward to over the next few weeks (not to mention a wedding later this year) and as such I have chosen a bright and breezy room as today's Look of the Week...


What I love about this room is the fresh, simple palette which makes up the basis of the space: the white washed floors, white walls and painted beams. It feels so fresh and yet the pops of colour add real character and personality. The untreated wood and shaggy sheepskin throw add a natural feel which gives it some depth and authenticity too - all in all the perfect space to escape to.

Here are some products I found on the high-street which would help recreate this room yourself...






What do you think? Any favourites?

H x

Look of the Week: Pink & Copper

Good morning! Hope you all had wonderful weekends. To brighten this gloomy Monday,  I thought I would kick off the week with a Look of the Week...

It's actually more of a Scheme of the Week as I have seen a few rooms which I love in this gorgeous colour combination of pale, sugary pink and copper. The warmth of copper, along with it's industrial feel perfectly compliments and toughens up this girlie shade of pink. Here are some examples which I just love...



I particularly love how this scheme works against pale woods and also marble work-surfaces which would look fabulous in a kitchen or bathroom.

Here are some high street picks I love to recreate this scheme at home:



  1. Concrete copper planter, £12.31 - Urban Yards at Etsy
  2. Copper Lamp, £29.95 - Cult Furniture
  3. Pink Slip (220) paint, from £20 - Little Green
  4. Angie (185) paint, from £20 - Little Green
  5. Nancy's Blushes (278), from £36 - Farrow & Ball
  6. Tom Dixon, London Crocus and Brick Scented Candle, £55 - Mr Porter
  7. Kelim Rug, £76 - Scandinavian Design Centre
  8. Copper candle holder, £8 - Habitat

 What do you think?

Hx

Look of the Week

This week I have chosen a gorgeous living room space as my look of the week. It caught my eye because of the eclectic, laid back vibe which is just so effortless. It actually feels like a space in which someone actually lives too, which so many of the inspirational rooms I look at don't.


Some of the things I love about this room:


  • I love the pale wooden floors which I think have been gently white washed. It is just such a good option when you have a selection of dark wood furniture. I just calms down the scheme and stops the brown colour of wood taking over
  • The exposed brick work I just love! You don't see it enough in homes if you ask me. Just adds gorgeous character and texture to a room
  • The mid century furniture mixed with ornate gilt mirrors and traditional chandeliers to create a truly unique style with bags of personality
  • The addition of house plants to add a fresh green element to the scheme
  • The relaxed approach to soft furnishings - simple and un-contrived 
Recreating this home exactly might not be your style completely but I certainly think there are some inspiring elements. Here are some high street finds from me:



Parker sofa, £799 - Made.com
Indian cotton quilt, £84.95 - Myakka
Gilt mirror, £49.99 - Dunelm Mill
Brick wallpaper, £6.99 - Go Wallpaper
Money plant, £3.49 - Homebase
Bluetooth retro boombox, £74.99 - Zavvi

What do you like about this scheme?

Hx

Look of the Week

This week I spotted a couple of lovely bedroom interiors and I couldn't decide which to choose for this week's Look of the Week. However, with a little help from my Instagram pals, I settled on this gorgeous room...


I love the industrial touches, including the wire storage rack for shoes at the end of the bed, along with the metal headboard and iron legs on the bedside table. The room is softened with the colourful cushions and the gorgeous rug. I am a big advocate of simple bedding - it just keeps the room feeling really fresh.

Which aspects do you love?

Here are some of my picks from the highstreet on recreating this at home.



  1. Zetter table lamp, £175 - Rockett St George
  2. Little Tree Furniture, £285 - Available on Not on the Highstreet
  3. Tri-weave rug, £18 (bargain!!) - Urban Outfitters
  4. Orla Kiely cushion, £37 - Amara
  5. Chalkboard planters, £4.95 - West Elm
  6. Lazy Linen bundles, from £15 - Loaf
You like?

In case you were interested this was the other contender this week - which is your favourite?


I would love if you followed me on Instagram, click here to find me.

You can also find lots of other bedroom inspiration on my Bedroom Love Pinterest board which is here.

Hx

Look of the Week

This room caught me eye during my daily Pinterest scroll so I thought it would make a perfect Look of the Week... it might be because of the dark and stormy weather we have been having but the brave use of colour here is so inspiring.



I love the dark velvet sofa against the even darker walls. The ecclectic collection of prints and decorative objects add interest and also adds some lightness to the scheme. Note that they are all mounted on white backgrounds and light wooden frames. The modern coffee table and textured rug gives it some edge and warmth. I am completely in love.

Also, what do you think of the ombre effect in the paint? I think this is so interesting and something I have never considered - not sure how to recreate that so I will investigate and report back!

Here are some top picks from me on recreating this dynamic room...



  1. Paint - a selection from Dulux
  2. Cushion, £9.95 - West Elm
  3. David Austen Tree print, £300 - Habitat
  4. Wood candle holders, Not on the Highstreet
  5. White side table, £49 - John Lewis
  6. Blue velvet sofa, £699 - Made.com
Love or loath?

Hx

Look of the Week

Happy Friday everyone! Any lovely weekend plans? I'm planning a trip to Columbia Road... have a desire to fill my flat with eucalyptus and maybe some thistles... that is just how I like to roll. I was also inspired by the room chosen for today's Look of the Week...

This is a room which isn't really my style at all. It's quite fussy and vintage in its styling but there is something about it which I absolutely love. I think it must be the luxurious grey sheepskin rugs casually layered on the sofa and the mid-century style furniture. Both aspects just somehow transform the vintage accessories into something I could really get into and replicate at home.

Wood effect wallpaper is a bit of a contentious issue for most, but it's the panelling in this room which also gives it that tactile gorgeousness which takes the interior somewhere special. What do you think?  Any aspects you might steel?



If you love it like me, here are my high-street finds to help replicate it in your home...





  1. Canvas cushion, £26.90 - Nordic Bliss
  2. Embroidered woodland cushion, £25 - Debenhams
  3. Patchwork stag cushion, £36 - Abigail Ahern at Debenhams
  4. Grey sheepskin rug, £165- Cox & Cox
  5. Scrapwood wallpaper, £199 - Rockett St George
  6. Vintage style photoframe, £16 - Biba at House of Fraser
  7. As above
  8. Ercol Chiltern bench, £450 - John Lewis
And of course you have to finish it with a bunch of wild flowers for added drama!

What do you think? Love or loath this style?

Hx

Look of the Week

This week I would like to focus on a stunning bathroom which I absolutely love. Look of the Week hasn't focused on a bathroom before but I chose this room because I think there are some great ideas here to steal if you are completely renovating yours, or even if you are just looking for a few simple ways to revamp it...


Here are my take-outs on the best things working in this bathroom...


  1. The free standing bath on legs, increases how much floor you see which makes the room feel bigger. Those large floor tiles are perfectly neutral and also add to the feeling of space and luxury
  2. Bathroom wall tiles are often the most impactful thing in a scheme. Generally I hate half wall tiling but the metro tiles (my favourite!) ending with a quirky, geometric pattern feels fresh and adds some colour and character to the room
  3. Ladder style shelves are not only incredibly useful to store folded towels, storage baskets and quirky accessories, but it also adds some interest and texture to an otherwise sterile room
  4. Similarly, I love the use of plants in a bathroom - cacti and tropical plants who like warm environments are best - they just add that finishing touch
  5. Great light fittings and unique artwork should not be forgotten in the bathroom - treat it like you would any other room and fill it with the things you love

Here are some things I have found on the highstreet to help recreate this look at home...



  1. Step ladder shelving in putty, £129 - Marks & Spencer
  2. Cluster pendant light, £79 - Made.com
  3. Targa wall tiles (I am in love with these!!), £9.95 each - Fired Earth
  4. Resurrection hand wash and balm, £85 - Aesop
  5. Set of two Kubu baskets, £49 - Laura Ashley
  6. Chilean Cactus Plant, £24.99 - Gifts and Plants
What do you think? Planning on giving your bathroom a spruce?

Hx

Look of the Week

As you know from my last post about kilim rugs, I am quite into colour at the moment (perhaps a reaction to the grey skies) and when I spotted this room  I knew it had to be a Look of the Week...


Yellow and blue are great complimentary colours in any scheme, and I just love this rich blue on the walls. The retro style of the sideboard and the 60s swivel chair adds mid-century interest whilst the quirky accessories and ceramics stop the interior looking too contrived.

A collection of mismatched pictures, clocks and wall ornaments above a key piece of furniture is a great way to create a focal point in a room especially if you don't have a fireplace or obvious central feature to draw the eye when you walk into a room (the TV doesn't count!). Great creative and try pieces in different shades, shapes and sizes for an eclectic feel.

What do you think? Here are some ideas on the high-street to help recreate this look at home...

Paint



  1. Pitch Blue from Farrow & Ball
  2. Breton Blue from Dulux
  3. Deep Space Blue from Little Greene

Its amazing how different colours look when you sit them next to each other. Just goes to show how important it is to test colours out on your walls before you commit fully.

Retro Armchairs



  1. Kush armchair,£744 - Chest of Drawers
  2. Kubrick wing-back chair, £379 - Made.com
  3. 'Julep' chair, £650 - The Old Cinema

Mid-Century Sideboards



  1. Scandinavian Pear Wood Sideboard, £695 - The Old Cinema
  2. Drake Sideboard, £349 - Swoon Editions
  3. Three Door Sideboard, £399 - House by John Lewis


Any favourites? Do you like the retro look?

Hx

Look of the Week

I came across this room set on Pintrest and (this sounds a little crazy) but I can't stop thinking about it. I am constantly trying to figure out what I change at home so I can create a room exactly like this. The perfect turquoise on the walls, the gorgeous flooring and the contrasting orange chairs - just incredible and also a combination which I don't think I would ever have come up with...

What do you like about it? See below for my finds on the high street to recreate the look too...



On the high street...



Clockwise from top left...


  1. Farrow & Ball paint in Pale Powder
  2. Cluster pendent lamp, Furnish
  3. Black and white canvas print of Arizona, AllPosters.co.uk 
  4. Bjursta white gloss dining table, Ikea
  5. The best thing about the floor in the room above is the history in the wood. The only way to replicate it at home is to reclaim an old floor. Try Parquet Parquet as a good start point
  6. Orange dining chair, Cult Furniture
  7. Cacti, Homebase

Would love to hear your thoughts! Hx


Look of the Week

This week I have been trying to get involved in Pintrest. Its not a site which I have been that into in the past but I have now become obsessed! As you know, I am planning a wedding and everyone has said how useful it is and it really is. If you are on the site please do follow me here.

During my time surfing the interiors pages I am across this room set and just fell in love with it. Its so serene, clean and yet cosy. It feels pretty staged but there are definitely things to take away here from the mid-century style furniture, soft pastels and scandi detailing which would work in most home settings.What do you think? Take a look at my highstreet finds below on how to recreate the look at home...


Sourced from Pintrest

How to recreate the look at home...



Clockwise from top left...


  1. Rocking chair - Nest (currently on sale)
  2. Paint - Farrow & Ball (use this on walls or buy their paint for woodwork to customise the lovely rocking chair)
  3.  Sheepskin rug (a scandi must-have) - The Wool Company
  4. Oak armchair - The Futon Company 
  5. Wooden candles - Nordic Bliss
  6. Traditional milk table lamp - Cloudberry Living

Let me know what you think! Hx

Look of the Week

Hello! How gorgeous is this weather London has been experiencing for the past few weeks?`It just makes everything and everyone seem more cheery. As a result I have been inspired to focus this week's dream look on something a bit more colourful than usual...

I love the mix of rustic materials, iconic modern furniture and bright splashes of colour drawn out with the cushions and the lamp. What do you like about it? For me this is great inspiration for a garden, sun room or conservatory. Somewhere which is a real suntrap where you can sit with a cold glass of wine, a good magazine with the doors swung open to enjoy the fresh air.

Scroll down to see my finds on the highstreet to help you recreate the look at home.




Here are some highstreet finds which would help recreate this look at home...



Clockwise from top left...


  1. Yellow zig zag cushion - West Elm
  2. Selection of cacti - Homebase
  3. White dining chairs - Made.com
  4. Dining table with industrial legs - Chest Of Drawers
  5. Morkt Garden lantern - Ikea
  6. Fishs Eddy painted glass collection - available at Liberty
  7. Parrot cushion - Abigail Ahern at Debenhams
  8. Aztec cushion - Matthew Williamson at Debenhams


What do you think? Any other products out there which you think would work in this theme room?


Look of the week

This week I have chosen this look because there is so much I love about it. Particular love for the dramatic use of colour in the largely white space - a great way to create a warm environment which can be switched up so easily e.g. a new rug, new stools etc. Great if you are as fickle as me.

I am also totally obsessed with copper accessories at the moment and the lampshade is gorgeous. Any interiors shots which feature cats are also high on my love list.




Here are some products I have found around the high street which could help you recreate the look at home...



Green stools - CultFurniture.com
Print of Ziggy Stardust album cover - VandAshop.com
Copper lamp - Tom Dixon at Heals.co.uk
Rug - JohnLewis.com
Vases - Ikea

What do you think? Any inspiration here for you? x